GuardianPro Mouthguards

FAQ

+ - When would I need a mouthguard?

The British Dental Health Foundation recommends a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play a sport that involves physical contact or moving objectives e.g. cricket, hockey, football, rugby, American football and boxing.

+ - What choice of colours of finishes can I choose from?

You can choose from a wide range of choices and finishes to match your school or club kit or just your own personal style. Have a look at our product page for the full range and for ideas and inspiration.

+ - How often will my child need to replace their GuardianPro mouthguard?

In growing children a mouthguard may need to be replaced regularly as teeth will come through and move into position. A mouthguard may become too tight or loose and will need to be remade to offer the best protection. If the mouthguards starts to feel less comfortable than when it first fit, or you have any doubts on the fit of a mouthguard, we always recommend making a new mould and mouthguard.

+ - How long will my GuardianPro mouthguard last?

In growing children, a mouthguard may need to be replaced regularly as teeth will come through and move into position. A mouthguard may become too tight or loose and will need to be remade to offer the best protection. The position of teeth in our mouths also change as we get older. We recommend that you check your mouthguard at least once a year with a dentist to ensure its still fits as well as when the mould was taken. If in any doubt, or the mouthguards starts to feel less comfortable than when it first fit, we always recommend making a new mould and mouthguard.

+ - How can I arrange for GuardianPro to visit my school or sport club?

We specialise in working with schools and sports clubs with our carefully selected dental professionals who have the expertise to take a perfect mould of your mouth. Please contact us on 01273 477764 if you would like to find out more about the benefits of working with GuardianPro.

+ - How long will it take from when you receive my mould for the GuardianPro?

From the day we receive the mould, it will take around 10 days for us to make your GuardianPro and post it back to you. If you need your GuardianPro in a hurry, see our Rush Service

+ - How do I care for my GuardianPro mouthguard?

Avoid drinking sports and sugary drinks when using your GuardianPro as they can cause tooth decay. Clean your mouthguard thoroughly after use with warm soapy water and store it in its protective case to keep it safe and clean.

+ - I wear a brace, can I still use a GuardianPro mouthguard?

GuardianPro mouthguards are suitable for most people with braces. If you have a brace that you would wear for the sport you are playing, wear the brace when the impression is taken.. The dentist taking the mould will provide a thin plastic lining to ensure the putty doesn’t make contact with your brace while still ensuring that a perfect impression of your teeth and brace is made. If you have a fixed brace we would advise you not to use GuardianPro@Home but visit your dentist and ask them to take the impression which then can be sent on to us.

+ - How does a GuardianPro@home differ from other ‘boil and bite’ kits?

A ‘boil and bite’ kit involves heating the product in hot water and then putting it in your mouth until it sets. These mouthguards can fit badly, be are uncomfortable to wear and simply do not offer a sufficient level of protection for your teeth, they can even fall out and cause choking. The GuardianPro@home impression is made by placing putty in a dish which you place into your mouth and bite down on to form a detailed imprint of your teeth. This putty will harden in 2-3 minutes. This mould will give us an impression to work from. Once complete it is then sent back to us. Dental Trauma, the leading charity set up to save teeth affected by trauma, says “A custom fitted mouthguard provides the best protection for children and adults. Stock mouthguards or boil and bite mouthguards simply do not provide good enough protection for your teeth”.

+ - Does a Dentist fitted GuardianPro offer better protection than GuardianPro@home?

Both the GuardianPro and the GuardianPro@home offer exactly the same level of protection.

The difference is that if we visit you with one of our selected dentist to take a mould of your teeth, we guarantee that the mould taken and the resulting mouthguard made will be comfortable first fit or your money back.

We recognise that it is not always possible for you to visit us at one of our school or clubs events. For this reason we offer GuardianPro@home moulds, so that you can take a mould of your teeth at home. We send you a pack that includes all you need to take a mould of your teeth. It also includes full instructions so that you can confidently take the mould. Watch the video here to see how it works(Link) You then send the mould back to us at our laboratory in Lewes, East Sussex. Here the dental technician will review the mould to check they are confident that the mould is suitable to cast a mouthguard from. If the technician has any concerns about the quality of the mould we will contact you to discuss obtaining another mould. This is done with your best interests at heart – we want to ensure all mouthguards are going to offer the level of the protection that your need.